Monday, July 2, 2012

It's Official! Thomas Naylor Has Lost His Last Marble

I'd thought that with all the lunacy that the baas of the Second Vermont Republic, Thomas H. Naylor, had recommended Vermonters
to consider that there wasn't really much left in the way of full blown wingnuttery for Naylor to tap into. He's pretty much confined his present writing to repetitions of his earlier screeds on who he hates in Vermont - just about everyone - and championing the work of fellow anti-Semites and gold speculators, so I thought he was winding down the secessionist invective because he was a worn out old man who recognized that his time is past.

Surprise! Our self-professed peacenik who embraces the violence laced imagery of the murderer Che Guevara has recommended that Vermont impose a "no fly zone"(sic) on the Vermont Air National Guard. That's right. Naylor has proposed what his fellow libertarians, like Ron Paul, call an act of war.

Setting aside for the moment the contradiction of a purported peace lover recommending what most (except for the severely deluded) would agree is a very warlike, very hostile, very belligerent and always a very militaristic act, would such an act be either legal or doable? It would be neither.

A "no-fly zone" or, as it called in the United States when created by the Federal Aviation Administration, a "Prohibited Area" can only be declared in the U.S. by the FAA. The State of Vermont possesses no administrative control over its airspace, nor can it legally assert control. That whole pesky federal preemption thing flyin' right at ya there, Tommy Boy.

Similarly, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) based in Montréal would likewise preclude such "unlawful interference" with air traffic.

Kind of like a boneheaded, illegal twofer and all because Naylor didn't do his homework before shooting his mouth off again. Or maybe he figured as much when he wrote:
"Obviously the U.S. government will challenge the Vermont military aircraft ban, but the Vermont Attorney General should doggedly pursue the case until the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the ban."
Great! Another multi-million dollar case in the Supreme Court for the Attorney General to lose all because Tommy Boy wants to send someone a message. Since Naylor's a bona fide member of the 1% perhaps he'll put his money where his mouth is this time and back his own play. I doubt he'll find anyone outside of his own "small community" of secessionists that would consider his plan non-delusional.

As for doable, how would he enforce his no-fly zone if not through the
courts? Naylor's managed to personally offend every member of Vermont's Army & Air National Guard by labeling them as "mercenaries," including the gratuitous insults that he's repeatedly heaped on its highly respected commander, Vermont's former Adjutant General, now Deputy Commander of the United States Northern Command, Lieutenant General Michael Dubie.

Clearly, Naylor's lost whatever marbles he had left. What an ignorant buffoon.

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